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Tasty Tuesday: Summer Salad

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

I made this salad the other day for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed each colorful bite! It is filling enough to be light meal all on its own or could be a nice companion salad to a heartier dish. I love the addition of fruit in a green salad, especially berries! Berries are a powerful source of antioxidants. With berry season just starting, you hopefully have access to deliciously sweet, organic berries at a decent price.


3 large handfuls of mixed baby greens

small handful of mixed micro greens (optional/if available)

8 sliced strawberries

1/3 cup blueberries

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup pecans

3 tablespoons sunflower seeds

3 tablespoons hemp seed

Serve with a light and easy homemade honey mustard dressing by whisking together the following ingredients:

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup rice vinegar

juice from half a lemon

salt to taste

Berry season is my favorite! So many tasty foods can be derived from a mixture of berries and this salad is no exception. Enjoy!